Celestion Vintage30 Guitar Speaker Amp
We made pioneering use of Laser Doppler Interferometry to analyse the cone behaviour of an original Celestion Blue. We could then form a precise model of the vintage speaker’s characteristics and apply it to a speaker design using new materials for greater power handling.
It was found that Celestion’s ‘H’ magnet came closest in performance to Alnico. This was partnered with a new cone and new coil assembly employing modern materials with similar mass and physical properties to the originals, but better able to handle the extra heat generated through operating with higher power equipment.
Seemingly twice as loud as anything else at the same power level, the Vintage 30 handles massive overdrive sounds with ease. Tight bass, fat mids and a smooth, harmonically rich top end have made the Vintage 30 an excellent 4 x 12 loudspeaker. Of course, it’s also suitable for any other cab!
Chassis typePressed steel
DC resistance, reAvailable 7.3Ω or 12.9Ω
Magnet weight50oz, 1.42kg
Nominal diameter12", 305mm
Nominal impedanceAvailable 8Ω or 16Ω
Resonance frequency, Fs75Hz
Voice coil diameter1.75", 44.5mm
Voice coil materialRound copper
Cut-out diameter11.1", 283mm
Magnet structure diameter6.1", 156mm
Mounting slot dimensions0.31", 7.9mm Ø
Mounting slot PCD11.7", 297mm
Number of mounting slots4
Overall depth5.3", 135mm
Unit weight10.4lb, 4.7kg
||Celestion Vintage 30 Guitar Speaker (8 Ohm)
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